It’s time to make a few custom embroideries that you can put in your collection.
The key is in the design of the stitching.
This can be achieved using any embroideric fabric.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make custom sunflowers embroideried with your favourite patterns.
If you want to try the project yourself, you’ll need a fabric with an even number of stitches (the more stitches, the more patterns you can make).
This means you can add or subtract a few stitches if you want.
If you’re working from scratch, you can use a scrap of fabric to make the embroiderie.
For a more complicated project, you could add a second stitch and stitch on a second row of embroidering to create an even-numbered sunflower pattern.
This tutorial will show you the steps to create your own sunflower-patterns.
Find a fabric to embroider First, start by finding a fabric that’s just a bit different from any other fabric you have on hand.
If it’s the same fabric that you use to make other embroiderying projects, you may have already created your own unique sunflower designs.
Find a fabric you can buy at the store or make your design from scratch.
You’ll need to find a fabric size that’s appropriate for your embroiderial needs.
For example, if you’re making a custom sunburst pattern, it may be a small fabric that fits your eye, or a large fabric that suits your mouth.
You can find a number of sizes of embroidered fabric on Amazon.
If not, you should be able to find some at a craft store.
Once you’ve found a fabric, make sure you know what stitch size it’s going to have.
I usually use the same size as a crochet hook.
As you can see, the stitch size is the same for both types of embroiders.
Then, you need to decide on the shape of your embroidered design.
If your design has a round shape, use a long, skinny stitch (a stitch that’s 3 inches or longer) that’s about 1/2 inch wide.
Alternatively, if your design is more square, you might choose a shorter, wider stitch.
Now, go ahead and sew the design together, using a long needle and thread.
Make sure you have a little bit of space between your stitches and the fabric.
Cut the pattern Once your design comes together, you’re going to want to make sure the stitching goes all the way around the pattern, not just along the edge.
If there’s a lot of extra stitch, you won’t be able the design to sit straight.
The best way to do this is to cut the design and cut the seam allowances for the two ends.
Here’s a picture of the finished design that I’ve created with the stitches cut out for the sides: The two seams are sewn together on both sides, making the design sit perfectly straight.
Cut your embroIDER patterns Next, cut the pattern pieces for your designs.
I like to use the smallest pieces to make my designs.
If my designs have an extra-long tail, I like a piece that’s slightly smaller.
When I make my embroider-pattern pieces, I sew them together on the inside and then stitch the seams on the outside.
Cut a piece of fabric that matches your design.
Lay it flat on a work surface and draw a line along the centre of the fabric piece.
Using a crochet or hook, stitch along this line until you get the desired length.
Next I’ll add the embroIDER pattern pieces to the bottom of my design.
Cut out two pieces of fabric at the seam allowance.
Stitch these two pieces together to make an even line.
Add your designs to the two pieces and sew them in place.
Sew the two sides together.
Repeat this process until all of your designs are stitched together.
This step is optional.
Follow the instructions to finish your designs by sewing the finished pieces together.
Cut a piece When all of the embroidered pieces are stashed, it’s time for the last step.
I prefer to cut a piece at the edge, to make it easier to sew onto my finished design.
I usually cut the piece at an angle.
Place the embroID pattern pieces onto a work mat and then sew them closed.
Tip: Be careful when cutting these pieces!
The edges of the pattern might be slightly wavy.
To sew the edges of your design onto the embroid piece, place the fabric in the pattern piece and sew it closed.
Then pull the fabric over your embroID piece